Here at the OSD it is our goal to provide as many resources as possible to keep you informed about what is going on in our district. This page provides a detailed list of those resources that will keep you updated on all the news and events going on in our district!
Study Session & Special Board Meeting
The OSD Board of Directors will hold a Study Session at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, May 9, 2016, in the Board Room at the Knox Administrative Center, 1113 Legion Way SE, Olympia 98501. The study session will feature a presentation from Timberline Library and a 1:1 Pilot update from Technology.
Following the study session, the Board will convene a Special Board Meeting at 7:30 p.m.
Community invited to district budget forums this month
Each spring the Olympia School District plans its annual budget for the following school year. One of the district’s goals in the budget process is to gather as much feedback as possible from staff, students, families and community members. From March 18 through mid-April, the district offered an online budget survey. See the survey results.
Teacher Appreciation Week is May 2-6
Teacher Appreciation Week is being celebrated throughout the Olympia School District Monday, May 2 through Friday, May 6.
The Olympia School Board unanimously approved a proclamation last month naming May 2-6 as Teacher Appreciation Week. The local recognition coincides with both the state and national Teacher Appreciation Week.
The proclamation states in part that teachers serve in partnership with parents to ensure the appropriate education for all children; prepare students to meet high standards of performance, be lifelong learners and contribute as world citizens; and inspire students to think strategically and to integrate experience and knowledge to form reasoned judgments.
Remember to take time next week to thank our teachers for their dedication and hard work.
Three schools named Washington Achievement Award winners
Boston Harbor Elementary School, Reeves Middle School and Jefferson Middle School have been named Washington Achievement Award Winners for 2015!
Apply for College Bound Scholarships
The College Bound Scholarship is here! The College Bound Scholarship is an early commitment of financial aid to eligible students in the seventh and eighth grade whose families might not be considering college because of its cost. Students sign a pledge in the seventh or eighth grade to be good citizens (not be convicted of a felony), graduate high school (with a 2.0 GPA or higher) and apply and gain admission to an eligible college. If families meet the income requirements and the students fulfill the pledge, then the scholarship will be combined with other state financial aid (at comparable public colleges), some fees, and a small book allowance.
To view the application, visit the College Bound Scholarship website. Applications and information are also available at all Olympia School District middle school front offices.
Safe Schools Alert
Safety is our top priority. SafeSchools Alert is a reporting system that allows students, staff, and parents to submit concerns to our administration in four different ways; phone, text, email or via the web. Anyone may easily report on bullying, harassment, alcohol/other drugs, vandalism or safety concerns through the SafeSchools Alert process. Tips may be submitted anonymously.
Ways of keeping up with us
Your landing spot for more in-depth content and stories about what is taking place throughout our district. Here you will find emergency district communications, photos/albums, videos, district event postings, shared stories from the Olympian and ThurstonTalk, Student Spotlights, Featured Faculty and stories highlighting programs and accomplishments of students district wide. Please take a second to browse our Facebook page, and if you like what you see you can 'like us' to receive automatic updates.
We tweet emergency district communications, photos from schools, reminders of upcoming district events, hashtags and regularly retweet pertinent content from throughout our community. Take a look at our Twitter page and if you like what you see you can 'follow us' to receive all of our tweets.
Our Instagram account features photos and short video clips from schools, classrooms and events throughout our district with brief descriptions of the content. Visit our Instagram and if you like what you see you can 'follow us' to receive all of our posts.
News & Notes
Throughout the school year Superintendent Dick Cvitanich and our Communications team put together a News & Notes feature with stories and photos of news items that recently took place throughout our district. This is a great way to get a peek into all the great events and activities going on in the schools. Take a peek at our News & Notes page!
Friends of the OSD
Once a month we send out our Friends of the OSD email to our email list. This is a monthly recap of news and events that took place throughout the District. This is a combination of materials from our Friday Updates, Facebook posts, as well as news fresh off the press!
If you have something you’d like to see added, send the information to Conor Schober and we’ll work to get it posted to this page.
Communications & Community Relations
1113 Legion Way SE
Olympia, WA 98501
Voice: (360) 596-6103 / Fax: (360) 596-6101
Susan Gifford, Director of Communications & Community Relations: 596-6104
Conor Schober, Community Relations Coordinator: 596-6106
Kimberly Doherty, Communications Assistant: 596-6108
Diana Crawford, Public Disclosure Officer: 596-6112